should be nominated for game of the year. the story kept me interested and made me care enough to gain the loyalty of all my shipmates. 3 problems though minor they are.
1 cover. sometimes when your in cover shepard will stand up and not quickley get back. this is dire when your almost dead and need cover to recover health. also with cover not everything you think would be considered cover is usable as cover...rocks i found were one instance.
2. health regen needs to be just a bit quicker. there were times where i sat in cover for 30 seconds waiting for red around my screen to dissapear while i wasnt getting hit.
3. AI. while its the best ive seen...for some reason your team will not offer cover or shoot the obvious targets...like the one that ran up on you and is pumping you full of lead while your reloading. or theyll focus on the husk your shooting at and not the other 10 that are surrounding your or approaching you, also it seems that all enemies only go for shepard and ignore the rest of the tean(which would be fine if your team could heal you when you go down instead of the level instantly ending)mainly on big mechs and "boss's" ive noticed.
other than that i beat the game in under 30 hours do most of the side quests and scanning planets. almost perfect game
Having only played Mass Effect 1 for the first time two months prior to the release of this one (and loving it!) I was extremely excited for this game to come out. That excitement never went away, was enthralling from the moment I started till the very end. That's not to say it's completely perfect..but it is still a very fun game.
I'll keep this short instead of writing a novel and just list my pros, cons, and the neutral aspects.
Pros: Incredible continuation of the story (and would be a great story for people who didn't play ME 1) Nice starting off bonuses for character importation No more Mako More involvement with your ship and crew (Upgrades & Missions) Lots of game changers based on your actions
Cons: Resources (read note 1) Hacking (read note 2) A lot more loading times
1: You collect 4 types of resources to upgrade your weapons and ship. You do this by scanning planets and launching probes. At first this is fun, but it is a slow process that takes a lot of time and becomes boring quickly.
2: There are two types of this..bypass and hacking. Bypassing stuff is easy, you just match up symbols. Hacking requires you to match up 3 different types of code sheets. Sometimes this is pretty easy, other times I'm completely mystified as to where the matching code is and am running out of time to match it up. If you fail, often times you're locked out of whatever it was you were trying to hack into. No Omni-Gel to blow it open :(
Neutral (SPOILER): Almost an entire new crew. It's neat having new members of your team, but a handful of them just aren't interesting. Some I flat out don't like at all. You run into your old crew members around the galaxy, but they only have minor involvements.
I wish they had followed a little more of the old design of the game, that is the only thing keeping me for giving this a perfect 10 like I did with Mass Effect 1. I still recommend anyone to play this game, you'll have a lot of fun.